South Africa salvage a remarkable draw.

Updated: November 26, 2012

Faf du Plessis scored a debut century in the second innings to steer South Africa to a remarkable draw in Adelaide in an exciting finish to the second Test.

Du Plessis and De Villiers resumed the final day after grinding their way through day four and while De Villiers was dismissed early, it was Du Plessis who dug in deep and scored an unbeaten 110 off 376 balls to take the Proteas to safety as the visitors drew the test by finishing on 248 for eight on day five.

The third and final Test begins on Thursday.

South Africa 388 and 8 for 248 (du Plessis 110*, Siddle 4-65, Lyon 3-49) drew with Australia 550 and 8 for 267 dec